paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte has renovated a wooden cabin located by the shore in lanaudière, canada, and extended it to create an open, fluid, and bright residence inside. the cabin, which belongs to the clients’ family for 40 years, is anchored on a rocky point that juts out into the lake. the proximity to the shore led the montreal-based architects to plan the extension on top rather than on the sides, while only a screened porch has been added at the ground level.paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extensionall images by raphaël thibodeau

 

 

paul bernier architecte has combined two distinct eras into the final project: the original log cabin and the contemporary addition. the original cabin is rustic, made of stone and log, and topped with a sloping roof with wide overhangs. at the same time, the addition is designed as a clean and monolithic volume, but whose materiality and color echo those of the original cottage. the various breaks in the roof slope of the addition also reflect those of the old cabin. a certain mix of styles, with modern elements, can also be found in the original cottage, such as the slanted windows, characteristic of the period of the 1950s to 1970s.paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

 

 

the mix of styles and periods continues inside the house, such as in the center of the main living space, where a restored massive stone fireplace coexists with the new, minimalistic staircase. the cathedral ceiling of the old cottage has been preserved, while the old roof, which was frail, was completely removed and replaced by a douglas fir structure replicating the slope and supporting the new floor. the master bedroom is located on the upper level, which benefits from expansive views of the tall pines, as well as the lake and the starry night sky.paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

 

 

through a large vertical opening on the east side of the top floor, the morning light enters inside and filters down to the lower level through the walkway floor made of translucent glass. a large window at the top of the stairs also acts as a skylight and offers a view of the sky as one goes upstairs. last, the new screened porch installed on the south side, and fitted with 2 skylights discreetly inserted into the structure, offers another place to enjoy the outdoors.paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension
paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte

paul bernier architecte

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

paul bernier architecte tops rustic log cabin in canada with monolithic wood-clad extension

 

 

project info:

 

name: cottage on the point

architect: paul bernier architecte

team: paul bernier, claudia campeau, luc-olivier daigle

structural engineer: alain mousseau (calculatec)

general contractor: construction léonald goyette

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